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There is a small nondescript townhouse on St Augustine Street in the centre of Galway city, it looks the same as many others. But it is not the same, because No 4 is special, and the work which is being carried out there is making a significant difference to the lives of many teenagers and young adults living in Galway.
An increasing number of families are becoming homeless in Galway due to the shortage of affordable private rented housing.
Galway Simon Community has been awarded the sum of €11,125 from ESB Electric Aid to help towards part-funding a service to assess client engagement in activities and goal-setting.
A local charity which operates services for homeless people provided emergency accommodation for 44 adults and 22 children on one night at the start of this month.
Services for people affected by homelessness and domestic violence are in rising demand, says local charity COPE Galway.
There were 54 households actively seeking independent accommodation in Galway city during just two days last month, but many properties were outside the maximum rent supplement limit, according to COPE Galway who has warned iniatives are urgently needed to avoid the escalation of homelessness.
Any threat to funding for homeless services for Galway city must be opposed, and candidates owe it to the electorate to make a pledge to fight any cuts to this sector.